Saturday, September 21, 2013

Turtle Talk

On Friday Ms. Rice from the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, located on Miramar in Indialantic, spoke to our classes about the sea turtle.  We are happy to learn that nesting is at an all-time high. Students took notes in their science journals and shared important facts about the turtle life cycle.  Ask your student about how we can help protect this amazing sea animal.
Turtle Society Volunteer

Good Listening!

Impressive facts


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Around the World this week!

We have been enjoying the extra credit reports about many different countries near and far!  We haven't finished enjoying their excellent posters (some added music too!) Here are some of the students pictured with the posters... more to come later this week!
Papua New Guinea

Ireland

USA

Scotland

Peru
France

Australia

Canada

Italy


India

Monday, September 9, 2013

Take a Look at Kahn Academy!

Here is a look at a clip from the movie TEACH!  This is a wonderful math program that your student can use at home and school. I am sending you a letter in the take-home folder tomorrow with the details of signing up.


https://www.khanacademy.org/coach-res/reference-for-coaches/Idaho/a/join-our-discussion-about-the-teach-documentary-featuring-shelby-from-idaho

You will need to copy and paste the url above into the url bar in order to go to the brief clip.

I used Kahn Academy last year for a group of students who did very well with it! This year I would like all of my class to have access to their program.

See what you think!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Did We Tell You About Jitter Juice?

Time to take a breath and catch up with a few posts!  My, we have had a busy start to our school year... every day I can see our students in Room 55 grow in knowledge and effort. Those two go hand in hand. During the first week we shared a cute book called Jitter Juice. It describes those first day flutters and as I am reading, I notice the nods and smiles coming from the students who are connecting with the narrator who is very reluctant to get up in the morning of the first day of school. Surprise ending! The storyteller is a teacher!  To help us relax, we enjoyed our own version of Jitter Juice and tried to figure out the ingredients... it's been a few weeks, but perhaps your student can tell you! Most liked it, I can report that!








Dr. D. caught this photo when he stopped in on the first day of school!
We'll be back soon with more photos and a listing of the Celebrity of the Week schedule!